Apple’s arsenal in the world of intellectual property is truly impressive, and so far, they have dealt a fair number of blows to one of its biggest rivals, Samsung, who has had an injunction filed against it, where there was a request for the stop of the Galaxy Nexus’ sales. According to the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan, they have warned hardware manufacturers to prevent designing Ultrabooks which resemble Apple’s MacBook Air. After all, Taiwan is a hotbed of innovation, so this is a cautionary note in order to prevent any future patent disputes.
Both Asus and Acer hail from Taiwan, and they are also hardware manufacturers of Ultrabooks, which means their products do run the risk of running into patent lawsuits, and this comes right after Apple was given a U.S. patent for the design of its range of MacBook Air devices sometime in the month of June. Xue Shuhua, a public relations staff member associated with the office, mentioned, “We are recommending that PC vendors be careful. Companies that manufacture ultrabooks should avoid the Apple patent when producing their products.”